Sunday, 10 May 2015

Memory Keeping with Stampin Up! Project Life

Around this time last year I started a project that's very close to my heart. I wanted to document Oscar's first year in this world. Through my love of card making and meeting the very lovely Julie I stumbled upon Project Life by Stampin Up. 

This is a fantastic system where you can take your printed photographs and quickly place them into pocket pages, embellish and journal around them. I have done scrapbooking before and really enjoyed it but Project Life felt like a fantastic way to sort my photographs easily without having to decorate an entire 12 x 12 page. Perfect for a time poor new mum using nap times for crafting instead of housework. Ha!

The first pictures of Oscar reminded me of what a difficult time we had had in hospital and getting him home. I would often get upset looking at them because it reminded me of the scary time we had. The great thing was, putting the pictures into the Project Life pockets, writing little notes really made all the difference. I felt like I was celebrating his arrival by taking so much care over the pages.

I could then see how far he had come and developed into a strong, heathy and mischievous little boy. Talk about therapy!!

Recently I was asked to join a Project Life design group where we set a design challenge each month and Blog Hop through all our pages. I'm really excited to be asked and there's part of me that loves being given a brief and theme to work from. This month was on the theme of 'Happiness Is' which is a lovely Project Life set from Stampin Up. Made up of bold colours and graphic patterns and designs.

Here are my pages:

I also made a special card that opens up to reveal some further journaling inside. This was made with two Project Life cards and some washy tape to create a hinge. I will share a little about it in another post.

I would like to introduce my fellow design team please find their pages and hopefully some inspiration to try Project Life for yourself.

Enjoy! Kate x

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